ePaper

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sacked Tillerson issues Russia warning

  • Print

But he added: "Much work remains to respond to the troubling behaviour and actions on the part of the Russian government.

"Russia must assess carefully as to how its actions are in the best interest of the Russian people and of the world more broadly. Continuing on their current trajectory is likely to lead to greater isolation on their part, a situation which is not in anyone's interest."

Sounding breathless and looking shaken, Mr Tillerson said he had spoken to the president to ensure clarity in the days ahead.

Although Mr Tillerson will not officially leave until 31 March, his deputy John Sullivan will take over running the state department pending the confirmation of Mr Pompeo.

"What is most important is to ensure an orderly and smooth transition during a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges," Mr Tillerson said.

More News For this Category

10 arrested in France for planning attacks on Muslims

| By Asian Age Online
French anti-terrorism units have detained a group of ultra far-rightists suspected of planning assaults against Muslim community in the country, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has
10 arrested in France for planning attacks on Muslims

Trump calls for speedy deportations

| By Asian Age Online
President Donald Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorised immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the
Trump calls for speedy deportations

Communal clashes leave 86 dead in Nigeria

| By Asian Age Online
At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said.
Communal clashes leave 86 dead in Nigeria

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

| By Asian Age Online
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority saidMonday, extending his
Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Greek PM wears tie as he celebrates 'historic decision'

| By
After long insisting he would only wear a neck tie when Greece's debt problem was settled, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras duly did so on Friday, after euro zone
Greek PM wears tie as he celebrates 'historic decision'

New Zealand PM reveals name of baby

| By
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital on Sunday, and expressed hope that one day
New Zealand PM reveals name of baby

France and Italy in row ahead of migration summit

| By International Desk
The Italian and French governments have exchanged some remarkably undiplomatic language on the issue of migration as 16 EU leaders arrive in Brussels for a hastily arranged emergency
France and Italy in row ahead of migration summit

Prince William makes visit to Middle East

| By International Desk
Prince William is to make the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in a five-day tour of the Middle East.The Duke of
Prince William makes visit to Middle East

Toddler shot dead amid Nicaraguan unrest

| By
A one-year-old boy has become the latest victim of the political unrest roiling in Nicaragua which has already claimed over 155 lives since April, the national police said.

Blast rocks Zimbabwe leader's rally

| By
 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents

© 2018 The Asian Age